A traditional tummy tuck has excellent advantages and is a great option for those seeking a flatter stomach after pregnancy. But for people who have lost a significant amount of weight, a traditional tummy tuck may not be the best solution. This is where fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty can be an option. The body contouring procedure involved in a traditional tuck removes excess skin in a horizontal direction. The fleur-de-lis tuck removes skin from both horizontal and vertical directions. In this procedure, the skin is pulled downward and inward toward the center of the abdomen. The abdominal muscles are pulled together and contoured, resulting in a much tighter appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Fleur-De-Lis (FDL) Abdominoplasty?
People who have lost a significant amount of weight and have kept it off for an extended period of time are usually the ones who benefit from this procedure. This is a great option for those who have undergone gastric bypass or other weight-loss surgery.
Fleur-De-Lis Abdominoplasty Recovery
The recovery time will vary between individuals, but in general, you should be completely healed from all bruising within several months. In the early recovery stage, you will have bandages and drains that will require proper care. You will also be fitted with a compression garment to reduce swelling. You should be able to return to work after two weeks. No heavy lifting should be attempted for six weeks. Dr. Spence will direct you on all of the post-surgery requirements to get you back up and moving as quickly as possible.
Contact the Orlando office of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kenrick Spence.